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"device" in British English

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devicenoun [C]

uk   /dɪˈvaɪs/ us   /dɪˈvaɪs/
  • device noun [C] (MACHINE)

B2 an object or machine that has been invented for a particular purpose: a contraceptive/electronic device Rescuers used a special device for finding people trapped in collapsed buildings.
a machine, for example a phone or computer, that can be used to connect to the internet: You can stream music on your tablet or other mobile device.

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  • device noun [C] (BOMB)

a bomb or other explosive: an explosive/incendiary/nuclear device
(Definition of device from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"device" in American English

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devicenoun [C]

us   /dɪˈvɑɪs/
  • device noun [C] (OBJECT)

an object or machine that has been invented to fulfill a particular purpose: a handheld device a safety device electronic/mechanical devices He invented a device for measuring very small distances exactly.
  • device noun [C] (METHOD)

a method that is used to produce a desired effect: His temper tantrums were just a device for attracting attention.
(Definition of device from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"device" in Business English

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devicenoun [C]

uk   /dɪˈvaɪs/ us  
an object or machine which has been invented for a particular purpose: biotech and medical devices You should not use any personal electronic device, such as a cell phone, while driving. mobile/wireless/handheld devices
a method that is used to produce a particular effect: A trademark can be a powerful marketing device.
(Definition of device from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“device” in British English

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